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Category Archives: General

Swain & Co. opt against premium charge calls

We could not help to notice that more and more solicitors are choosing to use premium rate numbers like 0845, 0844, 0870 and so on. It is believed that this might be a tactic to make the firm look bigger than it actually is. But with the ever popular sites aimed to give the public…
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Late amendments to criminal indictment are unfair

A late amendment to a charge against a person, which includes an additional count suggested by the Court after the criminal defence case has been closed, was ruled as prejudicial and unfair by the Court of Appeal (reported 8 May 2012). The defendant B(JJ) appealed against his conviction of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH)…
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Five Brides and One Groom!

We are not referring to a polygamous marriage, but the fact that 2012 will see not one, not two, but SIX  Swain & Co. staff members get married. SIX!!! April saw Samantha Hunt get married in Sutton Scotney and she has now become Mrs Evans. Check out her first dance video on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lN0OMB4LOQ…
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Swain & Co. keeping up tradition

We were pleased to read a brief history about South Street in Havant, where some of our offices are based, and discover that solicitors have been in South Street since the mid 1750’s. The piece in PO9 Newspaper looked back 100 years when South Street was the main route to Langstone before the A27 was…
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Legal Aid Update

Today is a sad day at Swain & Co. following the news that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO) has been given Royal Assent today. We are concerned that the fundamental principle of Legal Aid, to promote access to justice, has been severely damaged. This will leave a significant number of…
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Legal aid reforms set to become law

Wednesday 25th April 2012 saw the government win its final battle over controversial legal aid reforms in the House of Lords. This means the reforms are set to become law. Peers had inflicted 14 defeats on the government in votes on the proposed amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO)…
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Police using interview loophole

Police officers using loophole in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) to interview suspects at home without legal representation, have caused concerns. The Law Society has rasied these concerns with the Home Office. Section 58 of the Act specifically provides that a person ‘held in custody at a police station’ is entitled to…
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Children set to lose legal aid

The government has said it will oppose 8 of the 11 amendments made by peers to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill when it returns to Commons today. On Friday afternoon the government published a response to the Lords’ amendments signalling the intention to restore cuts to legal aid for children. JustRights…
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Community Legal Advice Centres under threat

The Legal Services Commission (LSC) has signalled its intention to end all Community Legal Advice Centres and Networks (CLAC and CLAN) by 31st March 2013. The LSC has written to all contract holders and partner local authorities to inform them of this proposal in light of the government reforms on legal aid. CLACs and CLANs…
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Swain & Co. celebrates staff involvement

Following the recent launch of our new website, staff at Swain & Co. have been rewarded for their input. Much of the website has been written by staff; who best to provide content on the many areas of law we cover than the specialist staff that work with clients on an everyday basis. Staff engagement…
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